Bavarian reckoning cloth, German, 16th century.

Image number: 10327714

Bavarian reckoning cloth, German, 16th century.

Replica made in 1972. The original cloth is preserved at the Bavarian National Museum in Munich. Reckoning cloths were used as portable substitutes for counting boards. The letters on the cloth stand for various denominations of Bavarian currency.

Image number:
10327714
Credit:
Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Date taken:
20 October 2003 18:47
Image rights:
Science Museum